Public Outreach

While the prime role of universities is to create and disseminate new knowledge and educate conveyors of knowledge, they themselves are largely compartmentalized with little interaction. In a way, academia is not one ivory tower, but a city of towers. I try to counter that through my own work, by transdisciplinary collaboration within my own university, with other institutions and with industry partners. Research and education at universities needs to address greater societal needs. To foster this, I am involved in the direct transfer of knowledge to the public. I am also actively participating in the public discourse. I encourage my students to publish their own software as free and open source software and give guidance on how to do this.

It is my firm belief that it is our duty as scientists to be visible in the public debate. We have to offer our expertise to whom ever might need it, help the general public to understand the issues we are working on, listen to concerns that those that are affected by the technologies we produce have and learn to mitigate negative effects while promoting positive ones. Research does not usually happen quietly and alone, but in teams where different members contribute with their own competences and ideas. A transdisciplinary work practice helps to think outside the box and transgress the borders of one's own discipline.

Therefore, I am not only available to the media, but also actively engaged in policy development. I consider it a privilege to be able to connect with the general public through exhibitions and demonstrations of technology as well as through public lectures. I am also open to be involved in entrepreneurial activities, for example through mentoring of and consulting for start-ups and through joint supervision of student theses with small and medium enterprises.

On this page, you can find a list of my own public lectures and exhibitions as well as media coverage of my work. For scientific presentations, please check my page with Presentations. Information on scientific papers can be found in my list of publications

2019

  1. Förster, E-C.; Löwe, T. and Cassens, J. Tracy Laser - Virtual Reality Games made in Hildesheim. Exhibition and Software Demonstration, Uni-Mittsommernacht 2019. Hildesheim, Germany, June, 2019.
  2. Cassens, J. and Wegener, R. Spiel Nim gegen den Bonbon-Computer. Exhibition and Demonstration, Uni-Mittsommernacht 2019. Hildesheim, Germany, June, 2019.
  3. Wegener, R. and Cassens, J. Wie gehen wir mit Sprachassistenten um?. Experiment and Demonstration, Uni-Mittsommernacht 2019. Hildesheim, Germany, June, 2019.
  4. Becker, A. and Cassens, J. Räuber und Gendarm: Bandit Grendel. Exhibition and Software Demonstration, Uni-Mittsommernacht 2019. Hildesheim, Germany, June, 2019.
  5. Cassens, J. and Beste, A. Kompetenzmodelle der Medienbildung. Workshop, Pädagogischer Tag der Universität Vechta. Vechta, Germany, April, 2019.
  6. team, E. Informatikstudium für Haupt- und Realschullehrer. In Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2019.
  7. Mierzowsky, N. `Klar, Informatik ab der Grundschule'. In Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung, 2019.
  8. Lange, I. Informatik an Schulen: Uni Hildesheim bildet Informatiklehrerinnen und Informatiklehrer aus. In Aktuelles aus der Universität Hildesheim, 2019.

2018

  1. Wegener, R. and Cassens, J. Uni 2028 – From Academic Writing Support to Learning Analytics. Public Lecture, Opening of the Centre for Digital Change. Hildesheim, Germany, November, 2018.
  2. Griesbaum, J.; Schmidt-Thieme, B. and Cassens, J. Wieviel Digitalisierung braucht der Mensch?. Public Workshop, Opening of the Centre for Digital Change. Hildesheim, Germany, November, 2018.
  3. Cassens, J. and Beste, A. Schnittstellen Informatik/Technik und Kunst/Design. Public Lecture, Opening of the Centre for Digital Change. Hildesheim, Germany, November, 2018.
  4. Förster, E-C.; Löwe, T. and Cassens, J. Tracy Laser - Virtual Reality Games made in Hildesheim. Exhibition and Software Demonstration, Opening of the Centre for Digital Change. Hildesheim, Germany, November, 2018.
  5. Cassens, J.; Kramer, P.; Rogat, M. and Gottschalk, M. V-Plotter und PhotoBooth – Linienzeichnungen und Tiefenbildkamera. Exhibition and Software Demonstration, Uni-Mittsommernacht 2018. Hildesheim, Germany, June, 2018.
  6. team, E. Meilensteine in der Geschichte Digitaler Medien. In Die Relation. Journal der Universität Hildesheim, 2018.
  7. Ahlers, M. 62 Gymnasien haben keinen einzigen Informatiklehrer. In Braunschweiger Zeitung, 2018.
  8. team, E. Hildesheimer Spieleschmiede ausgezeichnet. In Aktuelles aus der HAWK, 2018.
  9. Lange, I. Hildesheimer Spieleschmiede auf Hannover Messe ausgezeichnet. In Aktuelles aus der Universität Hildesheim, 2018.
  10. team, E. Das Duo mit zündenden Ideen. In Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung, 2018.

2017

  1. Cassens, J. Fake News. Public Lecture, AWO Trialog. Hildesheim, Germany, November, 2017.
  2. Cassens, J.; Kramer, P.; Rogat, M. and Gottschalk, M. V-Plotter und PhotoBooth – Linienzeichnungen und Tiefenbildkamera. Exhibition and Software Demonstration, IdeenExpo 2017. Hannover, Germany, June, 2017.
  3. Cassens, J. and Lüder, M. ShareBoard.JS – Ein Elektronisches Whiteboard im Browser. Exhibition and Software Demonstration, IdeenExpo 2017. Hannover, Germany, June, 2017.
  4. Harborth, C. and Mierzowsky, N. Falsche Technik verschlingt Geld. In Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung, 2017.
  5. Cassens, J. Kurz erklärt: Filterblase. In Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung, 2017.

2012

  1. Cassens, J. and Kock, S. LADI – Location-Aware Device Integration. Exhibition and Software Demonstration, Erste Lübecker Nacht der Labore. Lübeck, Germany, June, 2012.
  2. Cassens, J.; Grabowski, M.; Maaß, M.; Oetjen, D.; Peters, J. and Schilling, N. ShareBoard – Gestenbasierte Interaktion mit einem elektronischen Whiteboard. Exhibition and Software Demonstration, Erste Lübecker Nacht der Labore. Lübeck, Germany, June, 2012.

2004

  1. Cassens, J. Keep Your Secrets – Practical Cryptography. Public Lecture, CyberCamp. Trondheim, Norway, July, 2004.

2002

  1. Constantinescu, Z. and Cassens, J. ClustIS – Computational Cluster for Intelligent Systems. Public Lecture, aktivitetsuka 2002. Trondheim, Norway, March, 2002.

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